Jill Johnson Panellist/Evolving Dance Pedagogy
Jill Johnson Director of Dance, faculty in Music and Theater, Dance & Media, Artistic Director of the Harvard Dance Project, at Harvard University. She is a graduate of Canada’s National Ballet School, a 28-year veteran of the dance field; choreographs for film, television and the stage; has danced in over 50 tours on 5 continents; was a soloist with the National Ballet of Canada and a principal dancer and researcher in William Forsythe’s company Frankfurt Ballet. She stages Forsythe’s work worldwide, including for Paris Opera, La Scala, Batsheva Dance Company, Norwegian National Ballet, Lyon Opera, Netherlands Dance Theater, and American Ballet Theater. Johnson is a founding collaborator of The Movement Invention Project in New York, and has served on the faculties of and created choreographic work for Princeton University, Columbia University, the Juilliard School and NYU; and has created 11 new works at Harvard since 2011 including, Paper Wing, Degrees of Difference, and dance installations RE: RE: RE:, and LOOK UP. Recent collaborations include those with the Harvard Choruses, Harvard Mahindra Humanities Center, Boston Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, American Repertory Theater, Dries Van Noten and the Louvre Musee des Arts Decoratif, Ryuichi Sakamoto, and Mikhail Baryshnikov.